NC State vs Xavier in Dayton on Tuesday at 9:10pm [Updated 6:55pm]

survive and advance

NC State will play Xavier in the “First Four” in Dayton on Tuesday night at 9:10pm.

With a win, State travels to Orlando to play St. Louis on Thursday.

Ultimately, things shook out just like we said yesterday when we said that NC State would be either the last team in the field or the last team out.

We also told you this morning that this analysis was the most appropriate and accurate of all of the bubble analysis out there. BOOM! I hope you listened to us, we would have saved you an awful lot of heartburn (and time) following the morons who don’t know how to add and subtract. You are welcome. :-)

For fun, allow me to highlight that NC State is in the same bracket with Herb Sendek’s Arizona State Sun Devils…who, for even MORE FUN, is playing RICK BARNES’s Texas Longhorns. WOW!! Someone get me out of 2005!!

In all of this, I can’t help but LOVE the egg on the face of some of the expert ‘Bracketologists’, most notably Joe Lunardi of ESPN. Lunardi was so dismissive about NC State that he not only refused to acknowledge State as a ‘First Four Out’; he moved the Pack completely out of consideration and added salt into his own wound by keeping FSU as one of the first teams to miss the Tourney. That is the same FSU that NC State defeated head to head on our way to finishing ahead of in the ACC as we’ve been on fire the last three weeks. Sorry, Joe

But, of all of the douchebags that live ‘out there’ in pundit-land, nobody has as much egg on their face as ESPN’s Jeff Goodman who was adamant all weekend that NC State would have to win the ACC Tournament to advance to the NCAA Tournament. Not only was Goodman wrong about that proclamation, he missed it by a full two rounds as State needed two LESS wins than he projected.

Earlier today Goodman again proclaimed that the Pack wouldn’t make the tournament.

His reaction when NC State was selected?

The take-away from all this should be obvious — keep listening to us.

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  • #47015

    StateFans
    Keymaster

    More to come
    [See the full post at: WOLFPACK IS DANCING!!!]

    #47022

    FergusWolf
    Participant

    Omfg! Dickie V was right again

    #47026

    bill-1956
    Participant

    Wow. I’m so glad for this team. They play with heart and deserve the to be in the NCAAT.

    #47030

    Gowolves
    Participant

    I’ll take it! Play in game or not! Got to prove ourselves again

    #47034

    JeremyH
    Participant

    wow wow wow

    BJD can I buy you a beer?

    #47035

    Jediwolf
    Participant

    Way to go WOLFPACK!!!
    Three for three for Gott!!!
    OUTSTANDING!!!

    #47037

    Avid109
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    Tough road, but it’s better than no road.

    #47041

    JeremyH
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    I’m going to need another 10 minutes or so to realize I’m not dreaming!!
    I have to think this helps recruiting for ’15.

    #47042

    elvislives
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    Might have been the last team selected to be in. Just by the hairs of their chinny, chin, chins! Now it’s time to huff and puff and blow up some brackets.

    #47044

    JeremyH
    Participant

    That primetime win against Syracuse with the world watching was everything for this bid. No “expert” had us in their brackets! (Although we were one out on the dance card.)

    #47053

    bill.onthebeach
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    … well … I guess we all GOTT to change our plans and put Dayton on our calendars…

    Xavier will be like playing Cincinnati again … iirc….

    I’m thinking Orlando might be nice this time of year… too…

    -- bill.onthebeach
    #47054

    JeremyH
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    haha Dick Vitale is so pissed that Kentucky is 8!

    #47057

    MrPlywood
    Participant

    Right on, right on, right on…

    #47059

    eas
    Participant

    Yes!!!!! Eat it haters (experts) Go pack!

    #47061

    Wulfpack
    Participant

    Everyone send Coach K a thank you note.

    #47064

    Hawkeye Whitney
    Participant

    My family thinks I am bipolar now. In a funk until about 6:29 pm, but then my world brightened dramatically.

    #47065

    JeremyH
    Participant

    send Ron Wellman a thank you note also, and no more Bzdelik jokes.

    #47071

    Hawkeye Whitney
    Participant

    Now I don’t have to dig through the back of the sports section to find the NIT schedules!

    #47073

    papackman
    Participant

    Congrats to the Wolfpack, Gott and Staff. Survive and advance!! Go Pack!

    BTW – GFY – Lunardi & ESPN!!

    #47074

    Wulfpack
    Participant

    Yea, Wellman, you can keep Bzzz now, it is ok by me. Thank you, sir.

    #47075

    eas
    Participant

    Thank you Coach K! I think it really did help.

    #47076

    tjfoose1
    Participant

    Did the ncaa just acknowledge the screw job acc refs gave State @ Syracuse and vs u*nc?

    #47078

    Hawkeye Whitney
    Participant

    9:10 pm on Tuesday!

    #47081

    BJD95
    Keymaster

    Wellman has my support for next ACC commish now, LMAO.

    #47082

    JeremyH
    Participant

    Don’t forget we were without VBerg when we lost to Central. they sometimes consider those.

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